Expert Video - When should genetic testing for MDS be done?

Valeria Santini, MD, an expert on MDS from the University of Florence, describes karyotype analysis (cytogenetic testing) done when MDS is suspected, as well as how often it should be repeated. Testing for gene mutations and cytogenetic alterations is important throughout the course of treatment as a key to prognosis and targeted therapy.

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